02-06-2017 | 11 months ago
MultiComfort House Student Contest 2017 Results
Winners of the contest
The winning project of the International MultiComfort architecture competition for students was “Sun Shade”, by Aiva Dorbe y Lauma Kalnina, from Latvia. They presented a project that designs a green belt around the two edification blocks with differents exploitation of the sunlight due to its position and orientation. The Major of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and the President and General Director of Saint-Gobain, Pierre-André de Chalendar delivered the award.
The second prize went to a project from Ukraine, led by Alina Holovatiuk, with a concept to harmonize residential and public spaces. Gianni Scotti, General Delegate of Saint-Gobain of the Mediterranean Region, and Pilar Pereda, Adviser to the Town Planning Department of the Madrid City Council, presented this award.
The third prize was given to an Estonian project, presented by Annika Laidroo and Priit Rannik, which offers cubic solutions to the overheating of facades.
A honorable mention was also given to the project by Emma Kiavoba and Roman Ruhig, from Slovakia, for their ideas for Colonia Pegaso, which is more in line with the criteria of the MAD-RE Plan.
Finally, a project was awarded according to the students’ choice. The winner was presented by Laura Ivane and Inese Gusta from Latvia.
This initiative, which was coordinated by the Insulation activity of Saint-Gobain, Isover, has the collaboration of the Sustainable Urban Development Area of the Madrid City Council and the San Blas Area. The participants have designed their projects for the urban regeneration of a community within the perimeter of the Gran San Blas area of Madrid, following the MultiComfort House criterion of Saint-Gobain. That is, taking into account that it is sustainable (including environmental, economic and social factors), that it provides high thermal comfort, offers excellent acoustic comfort, visual comfort, indoor air quality, and fire and safety protection. In addition, they also had to respect the MAD-RE (Madrid Recupera) plan established by the Town Planning Area of the Madrid City Council.
13th edition of the MultiComfort House Student Contest
These prizes were delivered on June 2nd, 2017, for the 13th edition of the MultiComfort House Competition for Students of Architecture, an international meeting that took place this year in Madrid. More than 100 Schools of Architecture and Building Sciences participated from 30 countries. The event, which was held at the Crystal Gallery-Palacio de Cibeles, was attended by about 250 people, including students, teachers, architects and authorities.
Prior to the presentation of the awards, a private meeting was held between the Mayor of Madrid City Council, Manuela Carmena; The President-General of Saint-Gobain, Pierre-André de Chalendar, and the Delegate General of Saint-Gobain for the Mediterranean Region, Gianni Scotti. The French Ambassador in Spain, Yves Saint-Geours, and the institutional relations director of the Saint-Gobain Mediterranean Delegation, Félix de las Cuevas were also present.
Subsequently, the awards ceremony was held. The delegate general of Saint-Gobain of the Mediterranean thanked the work done to integrate the rehabilitation strategies in force in Madrid. Saint-Gobain’s president and CEO stressed that sustainability is “at the heart of the Group’s strategy” and Saint-Gobain’s priority to “listen to our customers and respond to their current needs in anticipation of the future.”
The event ended with the intervention of the Mayor of Madrid, who emphasized this importance with these words: “In this contest the professional careers of many architects have been measured to make better cities and a better world.They have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability”.
The Mediterranean General Delegation of Saint-Gobain
With headquarters in Madrid, the General Mediterranean Delegation of Saint-Gobain for Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya has 70 plants and 8,300 employees. With 350 years of history in the world, Saint-Gobain was implanted in Spain in 1905. Then, it constituted Cristalería Española with the aim of manufacturing, for industrial and for the first time, flat glass for the construction sector. In Spain, it has brands recognized as synonymous with innovation and quality as Sekurit, Autover or Norton for the industry professionals, or Climalit Plus, ISOVER, Pam, Placo, Weber or La Plataforma.